Punctuation is applied within the quotation marks, so this should be written as "then."
In US English, true. But in British English the sentence was correctly punctuated as it stood, and putting the stop inside the quotes would be seen as a blunder (or resented as a creeping Americanism).
It does when your wife says she's three month pregnant, and you were on a business trip three months ago.
Good job she came with me, so I didn't have to calculate the relativistic effect of only one of us making the journey.
I don't want to be on a plane with someone who potentially has a history of clinical depression.
That's fine. You're welcome to stay in your bunker.
Interesting that you got on well with those with whom you shared a common  native language, and didn't with those you didn't, isn't it?
the US governement is obsessed with rule of law ? are you kitting me !?!
Sure the US Government is obsessed with rule of law. Like most governments in most places and at all times (since "rule of law" took hold), it's obsessed with finding ways to get away with circumventing it.
That will almost certainly be a defense if it comes up in court: that the defendants never really believed this was a real person, and knew all along they were offering money for harmless "virtual stripping" of a computer simulation.
In the UK, that "virtual stripping" would be illegal.
As it was reported in the UK, there is nothing that these people can be charged with on the basis of their interactions with the software, but the police will be looking closely at those people. It probably means they will be considered to have reasonable grounds to go rooting around their hard drives and so on.
At least the story seems to have been reported accurately on slashdot. The UK media represented everybody who interacted with the software as being a pedophile, with the charity only being able to identify about 1000. Great. So now if a 10-year-old asks for help, anybody who tries to help must be evil. Oh well, so long H. sapiens, we've had a good run...
"Evidence" is anything that supports a premise. An IP address or profile is "evidence" as is an eye witness and DNA evidence.
Yes and no. You've listed 3 types of evidence with varying degree's of accuracy.
I suspect that was the OP's point. "Evidence" does not mean "proof". A profile is evidence -- very weak evidence, sure, a long way from proof, but it's still evidence.